S: Los Angeles 2010
BC: AWESOME ride!!! We decided since we were in CA, to spend the extra $ for a convertible. Wish I'd gotten a picture of us (or me) in it!
FC: Los Angeles -- 15th anniversary trip
1: May 2010
2: We drove around like crazy tourists, trying to get a good view of this sign!
3: The Hollywood Sign is the most famous sign in the world. It stretches four stories high and 450 feet long across the top of Mt. Lee in the Hollywood Hills.
4: HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
5: I am standing in front of the sound stage where The Wizard of Oz was filmed. The "yellow brick road"was on this floor!!!! | "Dorothy"
6: Creating a Hollywood STAR | "Glenda" | "The Scarecrow"
8: Small cement blocks contain the hand prints and signatures of rock and roll greats.
10: We had cheesy shirts made for The Price is Right. | Our show aired on June 16, 2010.
11: Bob Barker's house (as seen on the Hollywood bus tour) | The Price is Right was filmed at CBS' studio. We went at 6 am to stand in line for vouchers. After that, we had shirts made and then went back at noon to wait and wait without even knowing if we would make it into the studio. Finally, we got tickets, our name tags, and we were interviewed for contestants' row. Even though neither of us made it on stage, it was fun!! During commercials, Drew Carey recommended several places to eat; we enjoyed those that we tried!
12: Wax Figure of Shrek
13: Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood Boulevard
14: Marilyn Monroe's hand and high-heel prints outside of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Notice the diamond that dots her 'I". On the opposite page: Marilyn is a figure at the Hollywood Wax Museum (which sits beside the theatre)
16: SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT STUDIO
17: We got to see the Jeopardy and the Wheel of Fortune sets. I was disappointed that the amounts were not on "the wheel"; it was empty. | The car used in Stuart Little. | A cardboard cut-out of Pat Sajak and Vanna White .
18: Downtown L.A.
20: It was cool to look back over the city.
21: Favorites from Pretty Woman | This is the fire escape that Richard Gere climbs up to "rescue" Julia Roberts.
22: Disney Concert Hall | Laurence Fishburne's home. These gates on the "stars" homes, kept us from seeing anything.
24: Driving along the beach was amazing. These cliffs were enormous.
25: Santa Monica Beach
26: Muscle Beach | Venice, CA
27: Venice, CA
28: Santa Monica Pier and Beach
30: Brad Pitt used to work here. | YUM!!
32: Researchers find prehistoric remains of animals and display them at the museum. The tar oozes out of the ground. | The La Brea Tar Pits contain the remains of Ice Age fossils. This is Pit 91; it is an active excavation site.
33: The grounds display life sized animals depicting the theory that animals became stuck in a tar pit and attracted predators across long distances. Those predators, trying to hunt, would also then get stuck in the tar.
34: Page Museum | Over many centuries, animals became trapped in the tar and were preserved as bones. The Page Museum is dedicated to researching the tar pits and displaying specimens from the animals that died there. | Columbian Mammoth
35: Harlan's Ground Sloth
36: Griffith Observatory | We saw a couple of interesting shows at the planetarium.
37: Looking at the Observatory from Mulholland Drive